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A visit to the Biscuit Factory to see the arts


The residents of West Farm Care Centre enjoyed a cultural outing to the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle’s modern art gallery, where they immersed themselves in the glorious world of art. The trip proved to be an enriching experience, tapping into the therapeutic powers of creativity and visual stimulation.

Exploring the gallery, residents engaged with vibrant canvases and intricate sculptures, sparking discussions and providing a stimulating environment that encouraged cognitive engagement and emotional expression. The arts, combined with the social aspect of the outing, has been shown to enhance cognitive function and emotional wellbeing in older adults, making such visits vital for mental health and maintaining cognitive agility.

Our manager at West Farm, Zahra Karimi, said: “Art has this beautiful way of touching our souls and lifting our spirits. It’s a universal language that speaks directly to the heart and our residents absolutely resonate with that. The visit to the Biscuit Factory was more than a simple day out; it was an investment in the mental and emotional well-being of our residents, harnessing the arts’ capacity to inspire, heal and connect.”

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